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Friday, 2 September 2016

Create Inside a Frame - A Vintage Journey

Hello Friends!

This month at A Vintage Journey, the talented Julia has chosen 'Create Inside a Frame' for our September challenge.

Julia says 'we would like you to create something inside a frame.  Whatever you use, show us how you have incorporated a frame on your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial or steampunk project!'
This started off as an experiment using the new Distress Grit Paste by Tim Holtz and comparing it to Ranger's Texture Paste. I wanted to see how they took colour.

I am not going to show the steps for the frame, it is so easy to do and there are lots of YouTube videos to show how, the one I used is HERE, it creates a wonderful sturdy finished 5" x 5" box frame, from a single sheet of 12" x 12" paper.
Using a brick stencil, I used Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste on the left hand side and Grit Paste on the right side hand and left these to dry. 
Both pieces were spritzed with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in a combination of Fired Brick and Rusty Hinge. The Texture Paste (left) soaks up the colour beautifully and the two colour tones showed up clearly. The Grit Paste did not soak up the colour of the stain as easily and took quite some time to dry.  I repeated the step but the colour remained pale.

 To give some light and shade to both sets of the bricks I painted some of bricks with various Distress Paints, watered down a little. I think the bricks look a little more realistic now and the Grit Paste takes the colour of the paint much easier than the stain.

I applied the Grit Paste bricks to the inside of my frame and added the Texture Paste bricks to the front of my frame.
Finally, I coloured one of the dogs from Tim's Crazy Dog set of stamps, with Distress Markers, cut him out and mounted him with some foam pads to give him some dimension.  The words are from Tim's Idea-ology Label Letters, mounted onto some white card.

I hope you will join in with our Create a Frame Challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  There is always a wonderful prize on offer from DecoArt.  If you have time, do please go over and see what my talented teamies have made for your inspiration too!

As always, thanks so much for your visit!

35 comments:

  1. So adorable Anne. I have to say the grit paste looks fantastic; I may need to try this. It works so well for adding texture and authenticity to your brick wall, very effective. Your frame showcases the Crazy Dog perfectly. Tracy x

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  2. Oh my gosh, Anne, I love this!! That crazy dog is so darn cute!! I love the beautiful bricks!! I've been wondering about the Grit Paste...I love the textured look!! The bricks look so real!! And the sentiment is just perfect and makes me smile!! Love, love this my friend!! So adorable!! Happy September!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Oh Anne, this is the cutest thing I've seen is a long time. Love everything about it. The color and subject are just perfect. Love it, S@ndy xx

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  4. Who, who who! I was singing this song on the way to a dental appointment in Jacksonville yesterday. It is about an hour and a half drive from here.
    Wonderful Anne - this is right up your alley. You are so clever and those bricks look wonderful - fantastic!!
    Sandy xx

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  5. Oh my gosh - this is just TOO adorable Anne! love both sets of bricks - the red just pops off the black - great use of the label letters for your sentiment - wonderful coloring on your pooch too!! Julia xx

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  6. Anne this is so darn cute - without being cutesy. If you know what I mean. I love it and you picked the perfect crazy dog as this looks just like my niece's Russell. Fabulous project.
    Toni xx

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  7. What a fabulous frame you created, I love the very rich colours and the way the crazy dog just pops right out at you. Interesting to see the results of the two mediums in the way they absorb colours and I'm off to check out the frame video too. Have a great weekend xxx

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  8. What a fab frame ...... love how you've done the bricks, they look so real, and that crazy dog is just too cute!
    Enjoy the weekend hun xx

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  9. An absolutely fantastic piece! Anne Love the 'drama' of the red and black together - so striking ! The echoing of the brick wall on the outer walls of the frame is a wonderful effective way of drawing the eye into your feature wall, cuter than cute crazy dog and questioning quote !
    An all round winner imho . oh yes, and just for the record 'it wasn't me ! ' lol .
    Have a lovely weekend
    hugs x

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  10. Love this, the black and red together are so dramatic and the bricks look really authentic! The dog is too cute and the phrase perfect! xxx

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  11. Liebe Anne, was für eine tolle Karte...
    Der Hintergrund ist super geworden, die Wand sieht richtig echt aus.
    Und der Hund ist eh der Knaller :-)
    Ich glaube, ich brauche diese Hunde auch noch...

    Herzlichst Sophie

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  12. Anne, This frame made me giggle as soon as I saw it, I LOVE this piece. Your brickwork is fantastic, so realistic and your doggy really does look like he is in the dog house! a brilliant frame.
    Mo x

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  13. Oh Anne, now you have me singing "Ooh Ooh!"
    Love the colours you have used for the brick work and the frame works perfectly with this image. Great card!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  14. Totally BRILLIANT Anne!! Fun and fabulous in every way. Interesting to learn product comparison too. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

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  15. Your project is AMAZING! The brick work leads me to believe you're a Mastery Brick Layer. This really does shine. Already pinned to share your amazing work!!!

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  16. Such a fabulous fun and colourful project Anne. The brick work is AMAZING! I enjoyed seeing the two different products side by side and they work so well, both in the background and on the frame. And that gorgeous dog ..... well I hadn't really looked at these stamps before, but perhaps I might just now. You have made him look wonderfully cute. Have a lovely weekend. Jennie x

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  17. This did make me smile! Love your crazy dog and his crazy question, and the brick textures are very cool. Good to know about the stain/paint colouring comparison on the grit paste - thanks for sharing the results of your experiment.
    Alison x

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  18. Brilliant project Anne. Love how you've used this little dog, very clever. That little dog reminds me so much of my two. Have a lovely weekend, Angela x

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  19. I love the surprised look of this cute dog. Beautiful work on the bricks, this red is perfect!

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  20. He's my fave doggy Anne - love him to pieces - and what you have done - brilliant - love your experiment and how you used the results - such stiking colours too! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Oh wow what a fabulous make Anne! Love the brickwork and such a great design!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  22. This is such a winning card, Annie! You achieved an amazing realistic look to those bricks and they make a perfect backdrop for your adorable crazy doggie!! Sending lots of love and hugs, Darnell

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  23. Anne, this is brilliant!! I love the image you chose, the comparison of mediums for the bricks and inks, and the tutorial about the box was great!! WOW! xxx Lynn

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  24. Fabulous piece Anne, it brought a big smile to my face! Such wonderful use of those new Tim goodies and it looks as if you had real fun with it all too! Interesting to see how the grit paste does not take colour in the same way, - good to know....

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  25. Fantastic! Gave me a chuckle with your beautifully colored pup in his brick background!

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  26. Really interesting to read/see your experiences with the different pastes and their acceptance of colour. As for the end result - WOW Anne! This is now in that list of favourites from you and one of the best crazy dog projects I've seen xx

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  27. What a super project, Anne! Love the realistic look you created with the hand painted bricks. I just got the grit paste but haven't used it yet. Thanks for the comparison info!

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  28. Woooow, Anne, it's just super cool project! That dog is awesome and your bricks are fantastic! I am in love with this one and your sentiment puts a big smile on my face! Oh, what a wonderful creation this is, my friend!
    Have a great Sunday! Big hugs! Branka xx

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  29. Such a fun make Anne and I now have that song in my head !!! Love the wonderful background and rich colours. The dogs face is a picture.
    Sending you my best wishes xx Annie xx

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  30. Great project once again. The Texture Paste definitely looks the better of the two and your bricks looks very realistic. Cute dog too! Elaine x

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  31. I adore this Anne! Such a fun and brilliant design. I laughed when I first saw it and say "Awww" at the same time. I love our furry friends and have asked myself before who let the dogs out? That song was playing in my head when I read your sentiment. Gorgeous red brick! It looks so very real and Authentic. Not an easy color to achieve but you made it look easy dearie. Wowzers and awesome sauce! This is amazeballs. Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  32. What an awesome color combo and amazing fun project! Great framed idea. <3

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  33. Oh Anne, I do adore those Crazy Dogs and you have showcased this adorable pup perfectly! Love the texture from the Grit paste and wonderful colour palette, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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